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Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 6, 2012 - 10:05am PT
Hey Everybody, I feel like it's time for another ST Spring Fundraiser.

As you know John recently had a major accident that's going to require several surgeries and lots of Rehab. The costs for whats not covered by his Insurance are mounting. Let's try and workout a Fundraiser for this Spring in J.T. . .Todd? Tarbuster? Mighty Hiker? Cragman? . .Ron Gomez give ma a shout, you're in charge.


Edit, He's doing well, it's going take some time to healup. Guy, love that idea, old skool slideshow and lies around a campfire. . .
Gene

climber
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:11am PT
Sounds like a plan, Bullwinkle. How's John doing?

g
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:16am PT
Great Idea.......

I'll pay $$$$ if John will tell stories around a real campfire....

oh yea, how about.... no loud band, this time?

Just some great slides and a bonfire...

Gcshelto

Trad climber
riverside
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:19am PT
I donated a couple of custom E-Z UPs for the Gordon Ranch Fundraiser last year. I'll be happy to have a couple more made again.

climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:19am PT
Nothing wrong with fundraisers. It's one of the good things that happens here at ST.

However not everyone needs it or wants it. Bullwinkle is this something Largo has said he's ok with?

Or would this be something to help fund some good causes other than a specific individual?

Totally cool idea either way if the recipients are willing.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:22am PT
We are due for another JT reunion...
toadgas

Trad climber
los angeles
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:32am PT
ho man! sounds great...I got some valuable stuff I can donate for auction, and maybe a Dr F versus Russ Walling epic political debate moderated by Bob Gaines instead of a loud band?
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2012 - 10:36am PT
Ski,

Yes I just spoke to him about this, his bills are already off the chart and he has a hard road ahead. . .
Tahoe climber

climber
Davis these days
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:40am PT
Time to pony up, peeps. Largo needs us.

http://johnlongdonations.chipin.com/john-long

TC
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:41am PT
Not hard to imagine. A long hospital stay can be a massive financial burden even with "good" Insurance.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:01am PT
Yup...
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:11am PT
I'll post it up on MountainProject.com

JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:18am PT
Time to pony up, peeps. Largo needs us.

http://johnlongdonations.chipin.com/john-long

Thanks for the link, Taho. Even though I was very well insured, the co-pays for the rehab from my Achilles tendon surgery this year weren't cheap, and Largo is looking at something far more extensive. I only wish I had more to give now.

John
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:21am PT
After seeing some of these things go terribly wrong (ie: the Bachar debacle where that dude Greene stole all the shit) who is behind the link below and in ultimately in charge of the funds?

http://johnlongdonations.chipin.com/john-long
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:25am PT
The link led to the Access Fund, although there was a different address on PayPal. The involvement of the Access Fund, however, struck me as a sufficient safeguard.

John
zardoz

Trad climber
Denver, Colorado
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:27am PT
That Greene guy claimed he was devastated by Hurricane Katrina as well and I sent him a twenty. Ha ha ha. Quite the accomplished grifter. Glad he moved on to other suckers.
locker

Social climber
State of KUMBAYA!!!
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:28am PT

I can't imagine someone like JL not having full medical coverage...

He must be insured...

If not he could be in deep doo doo...




JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:32am PT
Oops! I did not see an Access Fund connection when I clicked in again, but my experience with Chip In has generally been positive.

Locker, again, I had a very extensive (and expensive) Blue Shield plan and Aflac, and still had uncovered out-of-pocket expenses.

John
zardoz

Trad climber
Denver, Colorado
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:33am PT
My guess is that John has a catastrophic health care plan like I did when I was self employed. The deductible is usually high, sometimes like $8,000. So odds are his plan is not going to cover a huge chunk of change.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:33am PT
B_E_S: give it a rest. If this is going to be the actual fundraiser link thread, the last thing we need is how much a strapadicktome cost in 1983. Perhaps this ONE thread can sorta stay on topic for a bit. Besides, you are making Bullwinkle nuts.
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